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Man in critical condition after being hit by a car in West Valley City, police say

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WEST VALLEY CITY — A man was left in critical condition after he was hit by a car around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 6425 W. 3500 South, according to West Valley City police.

According to Lt. Bill Merritt, the car was heading eastbound on 3500 South when it hit the man who was believed to be on the side of the road, not in the intersection or crosswalk. Police said that the impact caused the man to travel approximately 150 feet resulting in a spine fracture, head trauma and compound fractures throughout the body.

The man was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where the doctors said that they believe his injuries "are going to be not survivable," said Merritt.

The driver remained on scene and cooperated with officials and that impairment is not considered to be a factor, said Merritt. According to police, the Traffic Unit arrived on scene to conduct its investigation.

The intersection of 6400 West and 3500 South are expected to be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic until around 11:30 p.m.

Further information, including the identities of those involved, were not released.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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